Kanga: Message Carriers of East Africa
With Penn Museum
A kanga is a piece of clothing worn in East African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Kangas are rectangular pieces of cotton with boldly printed designs surrounded by a decorative border. They include a Swahili proverb in the middle. Kangas are designed and chosen to express personal, political, or religious messages. Learn more about these vibrant textiles as you create your own kanga design that includes a Swahili proverb that speaks to you!
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1 PM ET
Target Audience: Grades K-9
Length: 45 minutes